The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.

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The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.

Scot Scoop News

The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.

Scot Scoop News

Shayan Mandegarian, Staff Writer

I am a sophomore at Carlmont High School.  In journalism I've done world news reporting and vegetarian/vegan restaurant reviews. Outside of school I do track, guitar, and video games.

All content by Shayan Mandegarian
Exterior of Veggie Grill

Grilling up vegan style at Veggie Grill

May 22, 2014

With two nearby locations recently opening up in Santana Row and San Antonio Shopping Center in Mountain View, vegan food chain Veggie Grill is becoming a hit for vegans and non-vegans alike. The reason...

Outside of El Metate Taqueria

One hit wonder at El Metate Taqueria

May 8, 2014

Located between a highway 101 off-ramp, a bar, and some apartment buildings is El Metate Taqueria. On the outside it looks like just another Latin-American restaurant that is drive-by worthy, but on...

Sign out side of MaMas Vietnamese Cuisine (

MaMa’s cooking in Downtown San Mateo

April 27, 2014

On the corner of El Camino and 25th Avenue in downtown San Mateo in the shady side of town is a Vietnamese restaurant called MaMa's. MaMa's Vietnamese Cuisine may not attract much attention from the...

Chipotle makes Mexican food easy and fun

Chipotle makes Mexican food easy and fun

April 1, 2014

Everyone knows Chipotle. Whenever people want to go out for a group lunch or hangout while grabbing a bite to eat, someone will always say, "Hey, lets go to Chipotle." Chipotle restaurant's all look...

Outside sign for Mediterranean Delite

Grab a great bite at Mediterranean Delite

March 20, 2014

Under the radar in the middle of El Camino is a little restaurant called Mediterranean Delite. Looking at it from the outside, it's not the most compelling place to try and get a meal, but don't judge...

Thaibodia sign outside of restaurant

Thailand + Cambodia = Thaibodia

March 6, 2014

When Thai and Cambodian cuisines come together, Thaibodia is born. Located on Woodside Road across from the scenic 'Gas and Shop' is a small bistro called 'Thaibodia'. As the name suggests, the restaurant...

Outside of Kaya Tofu and Barbeque

Kaya Tofu and Barbeque

February 23, 2014

Located off of El Camino in the San Carlos Plaza is Korean restaurant Kaya Tofu and Barbeque. The first aspect of the restaurant noticeable upon walking in is the atmosphere. The place is fairly...

Inside of Crouching Tiger

Crouching Tiger for Chinese excellence

February 12, 2014

Newly renovated Chinese restaurant Crouching Tiger delivers great tasting food with an average experience. Once, the Downtown Redwood City restaurant could be considered small as during busy weekends,...

Picture of the front of Pho Dong from from

Pho Dong brings Vietnamese cuisine

January 26, 2014

If you need a hot soup for a sick day, are going on a night out, or just want a good sit-down dinner, Pho Dong delivers. Pho Dong is a Vietnamese restaurant in the heart of downtown Redwood City that...

Iranian oil sanctions 

Iran seals an agreement with the west

November 27, 2013

For the first time in nearly a decade, Iran has finally signed an agreement which will put restrictions on their nuclear program. Iran's nuclear program will be basically stopped as they will not be...

Anti-American Mural in Iran

Anti-American Rally Planned in Iran

October 28, 2013

On the 34th anniversary of the storming of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, the newly formed ‘Death to the U.S. Committee’ of Iran has planned one of the largest anti-American rallies in recent history,...

Picture of Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai: Standing up for your beliefs

October 16, 2013

One year ago, the Pakistani Taliban attempted to assassinate teenager Malala Yousafzai for speaking up for what she believed in, but the bullet sure didn't stop her. Rather, it motivated her even more....

Smoke billows from Westgate Mall during the four day struggle

Kenyan mall siege leaves over 60 casualties

September 30, 2013

The Westgate Mall, a mall in Nairobi, Kenya, was attacked by an Islamic extremist group called al-Shabab on Sept. 21 to Sept. 24. By the time Kenyan military and police forces had finally eliminated...

What the street where the Navy Yard is located looked like after the shooting.
Source: Yahoo News

At least 12 killed after gunfire in Washington Navy Yard

September 17, 2013

A gunman stormed into Washington Navy Yard with large assault weapons and fired upon authorities and civilians inside the facility on Monday, Sept. 16. One of the gunman was identified as 34 year old...

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